Best known for his playful designs and his collaboration with High Street retailer New Look, Giles Deacon worked for the fashion houses Bottega Veneta and Gucci, before founding his own label, GILES, in 2003.
He launched his first collection for GILES at the 2004 London Fashion Week and was named “Best New Designer” at the British Fashion Awards.
Deacon’s designs have been met with critical acclaim and have sparked a renewed interest in London fashion.
Having become one of the fashion industry’s most fêted figures, Giles Deacon was named British Fashion Designer of the Year in 2006 and won the ANDAM Fashion Award in 2009.
The designer was appointed creative director of French fashion house Ungaro from April 2010 to September 2011.